Closed for repairs
Ever since I had the twins, or at least from the second month after birth, I always spent the mornings outside the house. I found it easier to do my groceries, run some errands and have my doctor’s appointments in the morning, because they children are up anyway.
Usually I feed them a bottle as soon as they wake up and half an hour later I serve them breakfast. Actually, we are eating together. My coffee, I prefer to get it to go. I sip it in the car, while I'm driving. Therefore all three of us have something to drink during the ride. The only difference, my one doesn't spill everywhere.
Maternity change my life completely. Now everything gravitates around the twins’ schedule. And let me tell you that is double the fun when you have twins. I am lucky that my husband was able to take some days off during our first months of parenthood. He attended the kids and allowed me to sleep and recover. We were not so lucky or blessed to have the grandparents close by, thus we have basically no help with the kids. Some of my friends volunteered to babysit for us, but that did not worked well in the beginning. Although the twins we used seeing them around, they did not like being alone with them. They started to cry the second we were out of their sight, until we came back home.
So because I got them used to be driven around, they are not afraid of new faces, new people anymore. Now they reached the point when they are smiling and sending flying kisses to everyone. They love being outside. Each time they see me preparing to leave, they are already in front of the door, trying to find their shoes.
This morning when I took them to the park, I was disappointed to see that it was closed. There was a big sign at the entrance saying:” Closed for repairs - work in progress.” I had been there yesterday and it was open. I had no idea there was an ongoing project of park paving Edmonton.
Because I had parked a street away, I wasn't able to see that the park was closed. If I would have seen it earlier, I wouldn't have had to go through the entire process of taking them out of the car seat, placing them in the stroller and walk a block back to the car with them screaming from the top of their lungs they wanted:”Park!”